HARD ROCK PSYCHEDELIC TAPE, GAUPA, SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

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Today, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION RECORDS are pleased to announce the signing of exciting young psychedelic hard rock band GAUPA from Falun, Sweden.

With surreal lyrics, an energetic and very unique singer, and an addicting sound that combines progressive stoner rock with doom, folk and psychedelic rock influences, GAUPA released their self-titled debut EP in June 2018 and have since made a name for themselves on the international underground rock scene. The “GAUPA”The EP was well received and led the band to play one of their first live performances at Scandinavia’s biggest rock festival, Sweden Rock. GAUPA then was fortunate enough to release the vinyl EP via German label Kozmik Artifactz in October 2019 and has continued to perform a number of shows and festivals. Critics were impressed not only by the studio recordings and their diverse and complex arrangements, but also by the level of intensity displayed live by the band.

In April 2020 GAUPA, which means “lynx” in Swedish dialect, followed by the release of their first full album, “Feberdröm, attracting even more attention from the underground scene as well as NUCLEAR EXPLOSION RECORDS, which will release its next album in 2022.

Jens Prüter, A&R Manager at Nuclear Explosion Records Europe comments:
While most of the new groups struggled during the Corona pandemic, GAUPA managed to grow through quality. Their unique sound did not go unnoticed and word of mouth quickly spread. Once we saw their show live and had a few videoconferences we knew they would fit well into an artist roster containing artists like Graveyard, Opeth, Earthless and Meshuggah who seem to be some of theirs. favorite bands, even if GAUPA is not very metal at all. But it’s that attitude to break down the boundaries between genres – just for the love of the art. We are proud to welcome them in good company.

GAUPAEmma Näslund’s singer adds:
We all continue to have dreams of working more with our music and performing bigger shows. You could say it would be time to shake off those dreams and grow taller. We don’t. If you are doing something you love, keep going! We are more than humbled to find ourselves among the giants and we are very happy to announce our signing with Nuclear Blast!

Photo credit: George Grigoriadis

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